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Lilly Pulitzer

Airy Shift Dress

$60 rental
$298 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Bring a cool, refreshing feel to cocktail hour with this super stylish dress by Lilly Pullitzer! For added shine pair with Slate & Willow Accessories’ Lavande Cluster Drops.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Blue metallic jacquard (24% Polyester 38% Rayon 28% Nylon 10% Metallic). Sleeveless. V-neckline with beading embellishment. Shift bodice. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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51 reviews

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Small 1
True to Size 39
Large 5
Photos 26
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 26, 2014

Gorgeous Dress.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I had ordered another dress from RTR for the gala that was black and didn't fit right. I called 2 days before the event and had this dress overnighted. It fit perfectly and the color was just stunning. I would normally say I am a 2 in dresses, but they only had the 0. It sparkled just enough but wasn't over the top. The beading on top is clear rounds beads. The dress did not look good with gold shoes, I would definitely recommend silver. I received so many compliments. Thanks RTR for your great customer service.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

Very different from pictured online

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
While the dress fit amazingly, it was nothing like the picture. The embellishments were much more sparkly then pictured and the dress was more of alternating strips of silver and blue instead of just a nice, metallic light blue color. I did not end up wearing it to my event.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
May 5, 2014

Perfect for a spring wedding and dancing afterwards!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I kept getting complements all evening! The color was perfect for a day wedding and evening reception; I wore it with nude heels and simple jewelry. The beading around the neckline is enough but, it would've been lovely with a diamond necklace as well. Lilly doesn't disappoint when it comes to the cut and fit of their dresses! This fit wonderfully and the cut provided an hour glass shape that looks great on all shapes and sizes. You can wear with regular under garments and the dress, while form fitting, never felt tight even while dancing. I was so sad to send this one back!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Jun 16, 2014

Gorgeous detail and bright color!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was absolutely stunning! I wore it to an outdoor wedding on the Boston Harbor and it was perfect for the affair. The detail around the neck line was so unique, I was getting compliments all evening long. I definiately recommend this for any summer wedding.
RTR Customer
Age: 27
Jun 18, 2014

The dress and the compliments I received.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first rental. The dress fit very well and was very elegant. Nothing negative! I got the most compliments I think I've ever received wearing this dress! I definitely recommend it as it looks and fits great on any body type. I wore it with silver accessories and silver shoes because it had such a silver sparkle to it. I wore it to a wedding and it worked very well for the elegant affair. You won't be disappointed!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 97 lbs
Jun 18, 2014

Very pretty, and comfortable!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a wedding and received so many compliments on this dress. The dress was perfect for an evening summer wedding, and the embellishments around the neck really 'made' the dress. You don't need a lot of jewelry because of that, just some fun earring and a bracelet and you're good to go. The skirt portion of the dress was a bit more roomy than needed for me, but the top fit perfectly. I loved this dress, was sad to return it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Jul 27, 2014

If you want sparkles and shimmer, this dress is for you!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'll be the first to say that this dress isn't for everyone. However, if you're the type of girl who likes bling and sparkle, you will not regret renting it. The beading on this dress is absolutely beautiful. The stock picture is very deceiving - it is more of a light blue/turquoise color than silver, but there are silver inlays in the dress. The dress fits like a glove and has the signature Lilly build for a great shape.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 4, 2014

I'd purchase two of these dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is awesome. It is UNIQUE, it is COMFORTABLE, the color is GORGEOUS. I would definitely purchase this dress. The jewels on the front definitely light up in some pictures and you don't need a necklace. I wore it with the earrings the model is wearing and it is one of my favorite outfits to date. My sister said I looked like a 60s girl ... but that didn't matter to me. I loved it!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Aug 7, 2014

great dress, perfect fit and so many compliments!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
definitely runs a little big. I'm normally a 0-2 and even the 0 was a little big. still loved it though :)
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Aug 10, 2014

The color and detailed jewels around the neck area really made the dress stand out.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
When I first saw the dress on the hanger I knew it was going to look amazing on me. It fits true to size. I loved everything about this dress and I received so many compliments! I'd highly recommend this dress to anyone!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Age: 28
Aug 20, 2014

This dress is amazing! I felt so pretty and got so many compliments on the dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fits pretty true to size, I'm apple shaped and felt like it definitely flattered my figure. Definitely a lot more blingy than the pictures show but I didn't mind that! But if that's not your thing then go with a different dress. Overall I loved this dress!!! This was my first RTR experience and I definitely will be using it again!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 169 lbs
Aug 24, 2014

The silver shimmer made the dress perfect for a wedding. I had 4 guys tell me that I looked great!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Good if you want to show off you arms and shoulders
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 27, 2014

Sparkly, unique, conservative, comfortable all in one!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The pictures from other users were extremely helpful. The color is best described as Tiffany blue and looks best with silver accessories. Dress was extremely comfortable and would have worn a racer back bra vs traditional straps. It was about an inch longer than I would have liked but still looked good. Would rent again!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118 lbs
Aug 28, 2014

Pure class and many compliments

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress defines class. I can not say enough good things about this dress! The beading was beautiful around the neckline and the color was a perfect for a spring/summer wedding. I would definitely rent this dress again, but I think I might buy it instead, because I loved it so much!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148 lbs
Sep 4, 2014

Lilly for my wedding rehearsal on Cape Cod- perfection!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit great, definitely flattering to my figure. Perfect for a wedding or special occasion. #bridetobe #mermaiddress
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 16
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 128 lbs
Sep 14, 2014

The bride's mother said she wished she wore it!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Many compliments! Prepare to be noticed. I wore it with silver sandals and a few rhinestone bangles because the neckline requires no jewelry at all. I also wore my hair up which is not the norm but it worked into kind so a retro sixties look. I think it ran big. After reading reviews I rented the 6 & 4. Ended up wearing the 4 & it almost felt roomy. Best color ever for blondes!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 24, 2014

Pretty fabric and beadwork

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
So this dress is beautiful. But I shouldn't have worn it. I have finally have to face the music that shift dresses and sheaths look awful on my body type. I and just too curvy in the butt area, and it makes dresses pucker in unflattering places. This dress is not meant for anyone with hips or a little tummy. I have some excess weight around my middle, but not truly as much as this dress made me look like I had. I really thought it was so pretty though, on the right person it would have been 5 stars. I almost sent both the dresses and my back up back to RTR because everything I rented fit so badly, but then I would have had nothing to wear to this wedding. So I settled for this. It's well made, and the beading around the neck line is much more 3-dimensional than I expected, but it didn't bother me. Either size up a lot if you are curvy in this dress (but then it will probably be baggy else where), or pick something else.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 28, 2014

Loved the convenience of having it delivered to my house, with an extra size just in case!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is true to size! I got SO many compliments on it! Loved the shimmer in the dress, and the jewels at the top. Absolutely gorgeous!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Immediately returned this dress after trying it on.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit so awkward. I've rented other Lilly's before and they were wonderful. I am a small girl and this dress made me look pregnant. Definitely not flattering. If you are small, with any curves at all, do not rent this dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 52
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124 lbs
Oct 8, 2014

The dress was more than I thought!! Incredibly beautiful! Would rent it again!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was wonderful!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 11, 2014

Not as good as the picture

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This is a gorgeous dress on the model, but looks nothing like the it in person. It definitely has more of a grey color and is not intended for curvy women. I thankfully picked this up at the 18th street store and thankfully had a chance to try it on before I left the store. The size 10 was too big and when I asked for the 8 (because for my back up RTR advised to go one size up so I had the 12), the 8 wasn't available. I actually ended up being glad because I think the 8 would've fit better but the color would still be really bad. In some ways, I was glad this happened because I was able to choose another dress at the store. The second dress was much better and I was happy with that rental. It's just a shame because the cut of the dress was really nice otherwise and it would've been fine for the wedding I was attending.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

Beautiful Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a Florida wedding and got so many compliments. It is well-fitted, the color is really beautiful, and is fun yet conservative at the same time. I loved it and would absolutely recommend it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 18
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Nov 28, 2014

Fabulous dress under lights!

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Other
Rented this for when I was crowned homecoming queen and was perfect for the football field! WAY more shinny than originally expect but worked well. The cut of the dress is flattering but would sometimes show your bra though the arm hole, great length and modest
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 137 lbs
Dec 1, 2014

never wore the dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Really pretty, however, it's made of heavy material, and a little itchy. Made more for a dressier occasion.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 13, 2014

Perfect for a huge, lavish summer wedding!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I'm a farm girl so I have no use for fancy dresses hanging in my closet. So I was thrilled when I discovered RTR. I was down to two dresses and chose this shift over one with a more shaped top and flared skirt. Then I decided I wanted the latter and tried to change it--too late. I had decided I didn't want to go with light blue. Also the 0 wasn't available so I wasn't sure if the 2 would be too baggy. But when it came I was surprised to find that the color is actually more of an aqua, which I really liked. It was also the right size and had some sparkle without being over the top. It was very comfortable too--I wanted something that looked elegant and feminine that I didn't have to tug on every time I sat down or got up. The only con: It's made in China. I just imagined a girl sitting at the next sewing machine making something to be sold at Target for a small fraction of the price of this dress...
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 44
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Dec 29, 2014

Beautiful dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Tight across the chest. Can wear a regular bra needed spanx for mid section lovely sparkle details
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127 lbs
Mar 10, 2015

These hips don't lie

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got this for a back up dress. They didn't have a 0 in stock so I just got the 2. I appreciated the others who shared the detail of the dress. It does catch you off guard in person but on it is gorgeous. My issue with it was the hip section. The two fit well on top but it was designed for someone with much curvier hips than me... I think the zero would have helped BUT if you usually don't fill out the hip section of a dress then this may not be a good choice.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Mar 19, 2015

The color of this dress is beautiful. Got lots of compliments. It was easy and comfortable to wear

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
SO pretty
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Apr 15, 2015

I received so many compliments! This was a great dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
none for me!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Apr 20, 2015

Elegant, great material, photographs well!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Another great dress by Lilly! It wasn't too form fitting. The neckline and beading was extremely flattering. It was the perfect non-white dress for my bridal shower. I did find this dress to run larger than other Lilly Pulitzer dresses I have worn. I ended up sizing down, and it worked great!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
May 7, 2015

beautiful lines

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The Lilly cocktail dress was exquisite. The silver lines are not too flashy and the aqua color is divine. It was a little short, but not too bad. The beadwork is gorgeous and I would definitely wear this multiple times (if I owned it, that is!)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 11, 2015

This would have been the perfect dress for the Kentucky Derby. Not worn because it was too big.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
This dress ran big. I usually wear size 2, but this dress was too large on me. They were out of the 0 when I ordered so I chose a 4 as my backup size. I loved the look of the dress, but sadly it was not worn.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
May 12, 2015

Back up dress

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this as my backup dress. It was classy and beautiful! It was very hard for me to decide between this one and the one I wore. The only thing I didn't like about this dress was that it pokes out at the hips. I don't have very big hips, but it made them look wide because of the stitching in the dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
May 24, 2015

The perfect dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Beautiful dress! Very flattering cut, perfect length for my son's high school graduation. I wore the 6 but the size 4 probably would have worked better (size 4 was not available). I got tons of compliments and wish I didn't have to return it. The pictures don't do this dress justice. Do yourself a favor and rent this one! Just beautiful.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165 lbs
May 26, 2015

Pretty dress. Not the greatest fit for my body.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I did get a few compliments on the dress but it fit tighter in the hips than I desired. I think this dress shape is probably better for straight or athletic body types, not curvy or hourglass/pear.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 7, 2015

Gorgous dress and lots of compliments! Photographs great and was perfect for a Florida beach wedding

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
Absolutely loved it. ThanksRTR!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 7, 2015

Nice dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Good dress not what I normally wear. Color was good and looked like on screen. Got lots of compliments. But was a little short and the neckline didn't quite lay right.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 153 lbs
Jun 8, 2015

Beautiful beading and texture

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Party
Fit wonderfully and very comfortable. I am 5'5" and it hit my knee exactly.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 12, 2015

Beautiful and elegant dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Dress worked well for a graduation event. Light enough to keep me cool during the graduation - event venue was pretty warm. Slightly fitted at the waist so the shift style dress was not just a straight bag look - actually accentuated the waist - but still comfortable to wear. I am 5'3", 135 lbs. The dress was mid-thigh.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 15, 2015

Beautiful color dress

Size worn: 2
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was beautiful. It is great for an outdoor spring/summer event, like a wedding. The dress is very modest, not too short or low cut. The neckline has great embellishments, no need for a necklace. I wore this dress with Nicole miller southern plantation earrings from RTR. Received a ton of compliments.
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